FROM THE VILLAGE OF BREMEN UTILITIES OFFICE
The Village of Bremen is responsible for billing and receiving payments for the water, sewer and trash collection services provided. Timely account collections are necessary for properly managing the Village’s cashflow. All utility bills are to be paid in full before 3:00 pm on the 20th of each month. If you pay at ANY location other than the village office, please pay far enough ahead of time so your payment can be credited to your account before 20th of each month. Payments received in the drop box at the Village Office after the 3:00 pm deadline will be subject to late charges.
The utility billing office is located at the municipal building:
9090 Marietta Road, SE
Bremen, Ohio 43107
Phone: (740) 569-4788
Fax: (740) 569-7085
HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday – Closed on Saturday and Sunday
WAYS TO PAY A UTILITY BILL:
- Via US Mail, to P.O. Box 127, Bremen;
- The drop-box outside the front door of the municipal building (9090 Marietta Road). Please put your payment in an envelope, preferably no cash;
- Hand-deliver to the office during normal office hours 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (except Noon to 12:30);
- At the Friendly Bremen Banking Center (119 West Main Street). NOTE: If you choose to pay at the bank, only the local Bremen branch participates in this service. Other branches will not accept payments.
THE SMALL PART OF THE PERFORATED UTILITY BILL IS TO BE RETURNED WITH YOUR PAYMENT. THE LARGER, LEFT SIDE, IS FOR YOUR RECORDS. If paying without your bill stub, include the following information with your payment: Name on the account, account number or address.
OBSERVED VILLAGE HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day are the observed holidays when the offices will be closed.
WATER / SEWER / TRASH SERVICE:
To start water, sewer and trash collection service, an application must be completed along with payment of a $100 security deposit. Fill out the application and pay the deposit at the village office Monday through Friday 8:00am – 3:00 pm. When making an application, you will need to know the service location (address) and when service is to begin.
When making a payment you will need your monthly bill or the information from your account.
Methods of payment: for your application, a check, money order, or cash ($100.00 security deposit)
Methods of payment: for your regular bill, a check, money order, cash (in person only), or you can set up so your bank does an automatic withdraw from your checking account and send the Village a check on your behalf. You are responsible for setting the withdraw up with your bank.
When MOVING OUT of a rental or selling your house, you must notify the village office immediately so our workers can do a final reading of your meter and shut the water off. Otherwise you will be billed for future months whether you are living there or not. We must do a final reading! After your bill is paid in full, you will receive your security deposit.
→ Pool Fill Credit
A rate adjustment may be available for filling a swimming pool if a customer qualifies. The adjustment will be in the form of a sewer credit based on the number of gallons of water used to fill the pool and will be applied to the next billing cycle.
The following must be met to qualify for an adjustment:
- The credit shall only be granted for one (1) filling per year;
- The resident shall notify the Village of Bremen at least 72 hours in advance of filling the pool;
- The resident shall notify the Village of Bremen at least 72 hours in advance of draining the pool;
- Credit is based solely on meter readings so a beginning meter read and an ending meter read must be taken to qualify for credit adjustment;
- The credit adjustment form must be filled out completely and turned into the utilities office.
UTILITY SHUT OFF DUE TO NON-PAYMENT:
Customers with a past-due utility bill will receive a letter in the mail giving them ten (10) days to report to the Village Office when they will pay; pay in full in person; or in a dispute show proof of payment. The following Monday after the ten (10) days, the utilities will be shut off without further notice. If your water is shut off there will be a $100.00 charge for a security deposit and an additional $25.00 charge for turning the water back on. Water will not be turned back on after 3:00 pm or on weekends.
PARKING ON THE VILLAGE STREETS:
On-street parking is typically designated to be on the east side or north side of most streets in the village. Certain streets have other posted restrictions. Parking spaces are on a first-come basis. Some spaces are designated for those who have state-issued handicapped placards or tags. Residents are asked to be considerate of their neighbors’ parking needs, and when possible use parking in the rear of their lot off their alley.
All street parking is prohibited in the event of a snow fall event greater than two inches in depth, until the streets can be plowed and cleared. Please have an alternate location to park your vehicle(s) for such snow events. Many times the workers will only spread salt in the intersections for ice or lesser snow amount events.
REFUSE / TRASH AND RECYCLING:
Solid waste is picked up every Thursday. Waste Management is the company we are contracted with. They will pick up anything that one person can pick up by themselves. Upholstered furniture and bed mattresses must be wrapped and sealed in plastic to control the spread of bedbugs. Appliances or televisions must be disposed through another source. Your bill for this service is included in your monthly utility bill.
Any problem with Waste Management’s service should be reported to their toll-free customer service hotline at 1-866-797-9018.
A household recycling drop off trailer is located behind the Bremen-Rushcreek fire station. It is operated by the Fairfield County Community Action agency.